Richard Murray, MD

Family Medicine



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Rutgers University, New Jersey


Universidad Guadalajara, Mexico


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Board Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Appointments:

Mountainside Independent Physicians Association, President

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Academic Appointments:

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

RWJ St. Barnabas Health, Livingston, NJ

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Dr. Richard Murray Eases Patient Experience for Native Spanish Speakers

“As a family physician, you become involved in patients’ lives. It’s not just taking care of their problems; it’s getting to know them as people.”

Medical terminology can sound foreign enough, so when you’re not a native English speaker, it can be challenging to understand your physician’s explanations and instructions. Dr. Richard Murray takes away the stress by speaking to many of his patients in Spanish. “I treat a significant number of Spanish families,” he says. “Most of them don’t speak any English. But even those who speak English are more comfortable when communicating in their native language.”

Dr. Murray had a lifelong desire to be a doctor. “I knew it from the time that I was in grammar school,” he says. When it came time to choose a specialty, he selected family medicine for its diversity and the opportunity to see all different types of health problems. He maintained an independent practice in Verona before merging with Vanguard. “We came together based on the fact that we knew each other’s personalities and styles, and had a common goal to put the patient first,” he says.

“At Vanguard, we have a number of services that allow us to treat our patients in-house,” he says. “We offer full family medical care, pediatrics, gynecology, X-ray and ultrasound facilities on-site, sports medicine, psychiatric services, and diabetes and nutrition consultations. It’s a team approach to health care.”

Dr. Murray most enjoys his interactions with patients. “Getting to know them, and helping them, is what motivates me every day.”

When he’s not working, Dr. Murray enjoys golf. He also is an avid woodworker.


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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Jul 14, 2017

I would highly recommend Dr. Murray and the entire Vanguard Medical Group

Jul 13, 2017

I am always happy with Dr. Murray. He treats me as if I am his only patient for the day. I leave feeling informed and that I had a decision in my health care activities.

Jul 13, 2017

We always appreciate Dr. Murray, PA & staff. We do recommend this practice to others.

Jul 11, 2017


Jun 23, 2017


Jun 21, 2017

doctor was excellent

Jun 15, 2017

It was a physical. I didn't schedule it because I was worried I was sick. Just a check-up.

Jun 15, 2017

I have been Dr. Murray's patient for over 20 years. There is no one better.

Jun 13, 2017

Student was not mindful of my time. *Dr. Murray WAS.

May 30, 2017


May 24, 2017

Dr. Murray is an outstanding GP. He is intelligent, informative and attentive to the patient. I consider myself lucky to have him as my pcp.

Apr 23, 2017

I have been very happy with my Dr. for years.

Apr 21, 2017

experienced providers

Apr 18, 2017

been with Dr Richard Murray for many decades and am very sorry that I may have to transfer to your Lincoln Park office

Apr 14, 2017

Dr Murray is efficient and professional. I have recommended him to several of my friends. Other family members also see Dr Murray!

Mar 30, 2017

Dr Murray always takes the time to talk and explain things in a very caring and friendly manner.

Mar 28, 2017

People were very professional and knowledgeable

Mar 23, 2017

Dr Murray never rushes, explains and listens

Mar 12, 2017

I have 100% confidence in Dr. Murray. He is clear in explanations and instructions. He never seems rushed to get to the next patient. I feel as if I am the only person he is seeing that day. I have recommended him to other people.

Mar 10, 2017